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Type: Full Time
Location: Biloxi, Mississippi
MFLC Child and Youth Counseling
Overview: Strategic Resources, Inc. (SRI), a company with 30 years of excellence serving the Federal Government; and, over 15 years supporting Military Family Readiness and Resiliency for the Department of Defense, is honored to announce our recent contract award in support of the Military and Family Life Counseling (MFLC) Program. SRI is an international, ISO 9001:2015 Certified and CMMI Maturity Level 3 Rated full service provider. SRI is actively seeking energetic, compassionate, licensed or certified and properly credentialed counselors to provide non-medical counseling services to military service members and their families. Non-medical counseling is supportive in nature and addresses: conditions of living; life skills; improving relationships at home and at work; stress management; adjustment issues, such as those related to returning from deployment; marital problems; parenting, and fear, grief and loss. Counseling modalities consist of individual, family, couples and groups. The CYB-MFLC provides in person, confidential, non-medical counseling services that benefit military children. The demands of military life may be most difficult for children, who may have to start over in new schools, have little or no control over where they go, and generally lack the coping skills of adults. CYB-MFLC s understand the issues military children face and can provide support to meet their individual needs. MFLCs are usually based out of or near a military installation, working out of a school, Child Development Center (CDC), camp, or Youth and Teen Center. Locations are projected to include installations in almost all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories or commonwealth, as well as some foreign locations.
Tasks & Responsibilities:
* Partners with and augments activities of Service Family Centers, Guard and Reserve programs (including Inter-Service Family Assistance Committees), unit family support staff officers, and other programs and services to build coalitions and connect Federal, state, and local resources and non-profit organizations to support Active Duty, Guard and Reserve families.
* Provides face-to-face non-medical counseling to military service members and their families and makes appropriate referrals and transfers to military and community resources according to the needs of military service members and their families.
* Consults with military commands and installation service providers as requested.
* Consults with teachers, CDC providers, parents, and children regarding disruptive class behaviors.
* Provides support to teachers, families, and students regarding deployment and reintegration.
* Interacts with children and parents from the larger military community and Child and Youth Services (CYS), during special events, parent groups, and center activities (such as weekend basketball or soccer at the youth center).
* Develops and/or uses approved training and education programs and materials and advises on requests for new or revised presentations by military leadership.
* Provides tracking of services performed and referrals made using appropriate reporting system.
* May advise on curriculum development for delivery of service and in response to new presentation requests from military leadership.
* Provides MFLC response to critical incidents, surge and on demand events, and special requests as directed by the POC and approved by the OSD program manager.
* Manages duty to warn and restricted reporting situations according to DOD protocol.
* Communicates with supervisors to share information regarding trends and issues at their assigned installation.
* Participates in regular in-service/training, Quality Improvement committees, or other contract activities as assigned.
Minimum Required Skills, Education, Experience & Abilities:
* Must be a U.S. Citizen and must speak fluent English.
* Master s degree from an accredited graduate program in a mental health related field such as social work, psychology, marriage/family therapy, or counseling.
* A valid unrestricted counseling license/certification from a state, the District of Columbia, a U.S. territory or commonwealth that grants authority to provide counseling services as an independent practitioner in their respective fields.
* Understanding, sensitivity, and empathy for military service members and their families.
* Proven experience and qualifications in working with children in the identified age of the participants in the assigned youth programs, such as CDCs, schools or camps
* Ability to work with Family programs and/or advocacy services, military or civilian social service agencies, and with military family members
* Working knowledge of military, state, federal, and local resources and the ability to work with military and civilian medical, social service, law enforcement, and legal personnel on behalf of service members and their families.
* Ability to develop trusting helping relationships and work effectively with individuals and families from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
* Ability to intervene in crises using sound professional judgment, ethical practice, and common sense.
* Ability to work independently to develop, implement, and evaluate safety and intervention plans to meet individual and family needs.
* Proficient in Microsoft Office software applications including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Background/Security Clearance Requirements:
* Individuals in this position will be subject to government-sponsored background checks; some positions may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. All CYB-MFLCs shall undergo a background check in accordance with the latest version of DOD No. 1402.05, Criminal History Background Checks on Individual in Child Care Services.
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Strategic Resources is an Equal opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to ACCOMMODATION@sri-hq.com or call 703-749-3040 to let us know the nature of your request.